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Authors announce their recently published report, Pan-Arctic Report: Gender Equality in the Arctic, is available online. The report was published in tandem with the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting held 19–20. May 2021 in Reykjavík, Iceland.

The report is a part of an international project under the Arctic Council Sustainable Development Group on Gender Equality in the Arctic (GEA). The GEA project is an international collaborative project dating back to 2013. Lead and co-leads include Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Canada, the United States, the Saami Council, and the Aleut International Association.

This report provides an overview of gender-related issues in the Arctic, including law and governance; security; gender and environment; migration and mobility; indigeneity, gender, violence, and reconciliation; and empowerment and fate control. It contributes to identifying gaps in knowledge when it comes to gender in the region and provides three recommendations specifically for the Arctic Council in addition to almost 70 policy relevant highlights.

Key findings include the need for mainstreaming and gender-based analysis as necessary strategies for promoting and ensuring gender equality, including in social and economic development, and the need for better gender, sex, and ethnically disaggregated data. Consistent and comparable data is the very foundation for understanding realities and inequalities across regions, countries, sectors, genders, and peoples. The highlights are relevant for multiple audiences, including Arctic states, the Arctic Council and its working groups, policy makers, private industry, the research community, and the public.

To access the publication, go to:
Gender Equality in the Arctic webpage

For questions, contact:
Embla Eir Oddsdóttir
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